How Is Daisy's Life Reflected In The Great Gatsby

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F. Scott Fitzgerald was born on September 24th, 1896. He attended a Catholic school in New Jersey and he was part of the college class of 1917, but he often neglected his own studies. He started off writing magazine articles, but soon left the magazine business to write popular fiction. He met Zelda Sayre and was planning to marry her, but she called the engagement off after realizing she didn’t want to live with him and his poor lifestyle, and Scott was later drafted into World War I. He later married Zelda after his first publication made him famous almost instantly, and they took many trips around Europe and America. Zelda got involved with a French sailor when they were in France, she only loved Scott for his money, and he died believing himself to be a failure (Bruccoli). All of Fitzgerald’s life experiences are all reflected in his works, such as The Great Gatsby and “Winter Dreams.” The Roaring Twenties were a time of redefining traditional values.…show more content…
He connected his wife, Zelda, to Daisy in The Great Gatsby and Judy Jones from “Winter Dreams.” The Great Gatsby was entirely sparked by Zelda’s involvement with a French man during their trip to France (Bruccoli 2). Zelda’s connection to Daisy showed that Fitzgerald saw Zelda as a dazed woman who would rather love a man that provided her temporary satisfaction rather than the man who would provide her with love, respect, and a stable life. This is how Daisy is in The Great Gatsby, when she married Tom, whom she married because of his wealth, rather than Gatsby, a man who promised to love her the right way, (The Great Gatsby). Zelda was also the inspiration for Judy Jones, the beautiful, manipulative woman that had any man at her fingertips whenever she wanted them (“Winter Dreams”). Fitzgerald must have believed that speaking to Zelda would have done no good, so he wrote out what he thought of Zelda for others to understand his painful
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